2010 college football preview

National games to watch


Sept. 6 Virginia Tech vs.
Boise State
The Broncosí path to the BCS national title game remains open if they can knock off the Hokies at FedEx Field.
Sept. 11 Florida State at
Oklahoma
Welcome to head coaching, Jimbo Fisher! Go ahead and face a perennial national title contender in your second game at the helm.
Sept. 18 Georgia Tech at
North Carolina
Two ACC title contenders square off to establish the early pecking order in the Coastal Division.
Sept. 25 Alabama at
Arkansas
First true road test of the season for the Crimson Tide; Arkansasís SEC title game aspirations may ride on this gameís outcome.
Oct. 2 Florida at
Alabama
Without Tim Tebow, does Florida have enough fire power to keep pace with the Crimson Tide?
Oct. 9 Florida State at
Miami
This likely will be more of a statement game for quarterback Jacory Harris and the íCanes than for the Seminoles.
Oct. 16 Texas at
Nebraska
Remember last yearís Big 12 title game when the Longhorns escaped with a last-second (literally) field goal victory? Yeah, so do the Cornhuskers.
Oct. 23 Georgia Tech at
Clemson
This rematch of last seasonís ACC title game could have significant implications on this yearís conference race.
Oct. 30 Oregon at
Southern California
Just because the Trojans arenít eligible for postseason play doesnít mean they wonít factor into other teamsí BCS bowl plans.
Nov. 6 Texas Christian at
Utah
If TCU makes it this far unscathed, the Utes will be the only formidable obstacle remaining between the Horned Frogs and another BCS bowl berth.
Nov. 13 Virginia Tech at
North Carolina
This contest could determine who represents the ACC Coastal Division in the conference title game.
Nov. 20 Ohio State at
Iowa
The Hawkeyes possess all the components necessary to knock the Buckeyes off their Big Ten perch. Actually doing so, however, is another matter entirely.
Nov. 26 Auburn at
Alabama
If Auburn expects to seriously challenge Alabama for SEC West supremacy, the Tigers likely must claim victory in Tuscaloosa.
Dec. 4 Oregon at
Oregon State
This game very well could decide the Pac-10 champion, and thus, the conferenceís BCS bowl representative.

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